Ex-banker, 2 others in court over alleged attempt to steal N1.3m

A former bank staff, Oluwafemi Raji and two others on Wednesday appeared in an Ile-Ife Magistrates ‘ Court over alleged attempt to steal N1.3 million, belonging to customers.

The police charged Raji, 27, alongside Dupe Lawal, 27 and Blessing Akintade, 24 with two counts of  conspiracy and attempt to commit felony.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Aug 18, 2020 around 12.05 p.m. at the Access Diamond Bank, Lagere, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi alleged that the defendants conspired and attempted to steal N1.3m, from Access Diamond Bank, Lagere, Ile-Ife.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 508, 509 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to

The Defence Counsel, Mr Bhadmus Adewale, applied for the bail of the defendants in the most Liberal term.

Magistrate A.I. Oyebadejo, admitted the defendants to bail in the in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties each in like amount.

Oyebadejo added that sureties must swear to affidavit of means, resides within the court jurisdiction as well as provide three years tax clearance certificate.

She stated further ordered that the sureties must present three recent passport photographs each and adjourned the case until 21, Sept for hearing.

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